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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Francis O. Wyse

(Ap'd Md.)


Francis Octavius Wyse: Born Jan. 13, 1811.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 31, 1837.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1837; in the Florida War, 1837‑38; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 31, 1838)

the West; in the Florida War, 1838‑40; in drilling recruits at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1842‑43, — Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1843‑44, — Ft. Macon, N. C., 1844, — Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1844‑45, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Combat at

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Calabaza River, July 12, 1847; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848; on

(Bvt. Major, July 12, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Affair with the Enemy at Calabaza River, Mex.)

leave of absence in Europe, 1848‑49; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; on Board to establish Uniforms, at Washington, D. C., 1850‑51; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1851‑54, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1854; suspended, 1854; on frontier duty at Ft. Reading, Cal., 1855‑56, — Ft. Jones, Cal., 1856, — Benicia Barracks, Cal., 1856, — Ft. Dalles, Or., 1856, — Ft. Cascades, Wash., 1856‑58, — San Diego, Cal., 1858, — Ft. Taylor, Wash., 1858, — Spokane Expedition, 1858, and Ft. Vancouver,

(Major, 4th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Artillery, Nov. 1, 1861)

Wash., 1858‑59, 1860; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; and on detached service at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: on  p694 Recruiting service at Baltimore, Md., Dec. 3, 1861, to June 18, 1862; and as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Baltimore, Md., Mar. 22 to June 18, 1862.

Resigned, July 25, 1863.

Re-appointed in the Army as additional

Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Artillery, Feb. 19, 1879.

Retired from Active Service, by Act of Congress, Feb. 28, 1879.

Civil History. — Farmer, near Pikesville, Md., since 1863.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died Jan. 21, 1893, at Pikesville, Md.: Aged 77.

Buried, Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD.

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